Computer Science Online

Associate in Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5101 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 80034


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Program Description

This program is taken entirely online.

Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Science degree. This program is recommended for students who plan careers in computer science. The program provides a strong programming and theoretical background for entry into the workplace or further study at a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AS in Computer Science Online Degree program a student will be able to

  • Prepare for further study at the baccalaureate level, while providing electives to allow students to pursue personal or professional interests in the general field of computing;
  • Prepare lab assignments, individual and group projects, and written and oral reports to develop technical, business, and critical thinking skills;
  • Produce the fundamentals of software engineering techniques through the use of UML, the creation of requirement, design and test artifacts, and through an emphasis on OOP/OOD and re-use technologies during course delivery.

Employment Potential
This curriculum prepares graduates to transfer into baccalaureate computer science programs, but it also provides potential for employment. SUNY Ulster's core computer science courses are a JAVA sequence. Upon successful completion of the program, students have sufficient mastery of the material to become JAVA programmers.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
  • MAT 115

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
John Sheehan, Coordinator
Computer Sciences
Office:  Hardenbergh, HAR 109D
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 1576 or






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